"Caroline" as written by and Johnette Lin Napolitano....
I hear you're driving
Someone else's car now
She said you came and
Took your stuff away
All the poetry, and the trunk
You kept your life in
I knew that it would
Come to that someday
Like a sad hallucination,
When I opened up my eyes,
The train had passed the station,
And you were trapped inside
Yet I never wonder where you went,
I only wonder why,
I wonder why

Oh Caroline
Oh, whoa-oh Caroline
Oh, oh Caroline
Whoa whoa whoa, Caroline

Well I hear you're using someone else's number;
She said she saw you in the store today.
It doesn't matter whose address
You're listed under,
I only know they'll never make you stay.
Like a memory in motion,
You were only passing through
That is all you've ever known of life,
That's all you'll ever do.
There's a dream I have where I sail away;
Looking back I wave at you,
And I wave goodbye

Oh Caroline
Oh, oh whoa oh, Caroline
Oh, oh Caroline
Oh

In another life I see you
As an angel flying high,
And the hands of time will free you
You will cast your chains aside
And the dawn will come and kiss away
Every tear that's ever fallen
From your eyes
Behind those eyes,
I wonder

Oh, Caroline oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, Caroline
Sometimes I wonder
Oh, Caroline
Sometimes I,
Sometimes I wonder


Lyrics submitted by la blue kitty

"Caroline" as written by Johnette Lin Napolitano

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentwhen i hear this song i think of an empty unhappy person, someone who travels from one situation to another searching for something, that they're missing.... but never seems to find it.. so keeps herself unattached and mobile.. hoping the next situation she places herself in will fix her..

    ....the last verse describes how although i assume caroline left the narrator, that the narrator still hopes that one day she'll 'cast the chains aside'.. and find whatever it is that she's searching for
    xpsychicheartsxon January 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe noone has posted for this yet... good ass song. But i cant quite make out what it meens...hmm... uhm...
    ups_and_downson September 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI can't remember where I read it, but I remember reading saying that this song is about a stripper (named Caroline, obviously). This may not be true at all, I don't know. Regardless, I love this song. : }
    katherowenon May 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI suspect the reason you're thinking this song is about a stripper is because the music video for this song featured a stripper as the main character.

    Not sure if that matches the meaning of the song or if that was just the video producer's idea of the song, tho.
    Rookon May 24, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is about a child being abondoned by a mother.
    arispaigeon June 30, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationCaroline is about a young girl who gets into stripping because she thinks it's glamorous and it might lead to her finding her ultimate love. But instead it's just a life of degradation and bad memories ending up in disillusionment. She ends up old,used up, and empty just like the men in the audience are.
    tom1165685on September 29, 2016   Link

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